Indoor plants are a great way to transform a space and bring life to your home. Often the hardest thing about having indoor plants is finding the perfect spot to keep them alive and healthy. Here are a few of our favourite plants for some different spaces around your home.
Bright indirect light:
The Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata) is currently one of the most popular indoor plants, and for good reason. Not only do the large lush leaves create a style statement in your home but they are also fairly low maintenance. Keep your fiddle leaf fig in bright, indirect light. Water when the top few layers of soil are dry, usually around every 10 days depending on the size of your plant. These plants are home bodies so avoid moving them around too much and make sure you keep the leaves clean from dust.
The Snake Plant (Sansevieria), otherwise known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a hardy succulent plant that can live in a variety of conditions, including low light areas around your home. The Snake Plant is very forgiving and can remain healthy when neglected as they hold water inside their long leaves. In fact, over attention can be more dangerous to these plants than missing a watering. If living in a low light space it’s a good idea to put your snake plant outside every now and then, so it can enjoy some sunshine for a few hours.
Bathroom with natural light:
The Phalaenopsis orchid originated in the tropics, so it loves the humidity of a bathroom. It has a long lasting flower which if cared for properly could remain in bloom for much of the year. Once you find the perfect spot in bright light and sheltered from cold draughts of a window, they are fairly low maintenance. Water every 7-10 days. If the flower is looking dehydrated you can also give this a light spray of water with a spray bottle.
Windowsill with full sun:
The Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum Paraguayense) is from the succulent family and is the perfect plant for the full light of a windowsill. While they love soaking up the sun, they can also thrive in more shaded areas. They have colour changing abilities depending on the conditions they live in. Ghost Plants that enjoy full sun will have pink tones, while plants in shaded areas will be more blue in colour. They need good drainage and like to dry out between watering.